Friday, 16 September 2011


We decided to have a lay over day yesterday as Banbury is so pleasant.  needless to say it was the best weather of the week......

We waited for the shops to open for the paper this morning and then it was goodbye Banbury for this was very quiet on the moorings.  We gather that due to the restricted opening times at the summit the Hire Boats are not being sent this way so that makes part of the difference.
We passed this boat a few days ago.....I cannot remember where, it looked lovely but it must be a major job to keep them all watered.
Today the weather was still kind to us although a grey start.  The wind freshened but nothing drastic and later in the afternoon it was positively hot and sitting out on towpath weather.......
Passing under the busy A40

I had walked with Barney to the first lock and then Geoff took over for the next two.   Barney only rode for the last stretch to Cropredy so by the time we were coming up Cropredy Lock he needed a rest!!!
We stopped at the sani station at the bottom of the lock and then had almost our pick of the moorings.  We moved from our fist selection as we couldn't get a satellite signal and there is something I want to watch tonight.......the second spot was fine.   Now after 5pm and the moorings have filled up somewhat.
Sitting out on the towpath was all very well but I was not so keen on the company
4.33 miles, 4 locks, 2hrs 56 min (includes watering)

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